Students brew beer using 5,000-year-old recipe from China

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Many college students -- if desperate enough, or late enough -- aren't above settling for skunked beer, a can that sat out in the sun for too long, for example. But few have tasted the funky notes of a home-brewed jar of suds inspired by ancient Chinese beer-making techniques.

Recently, Stanford students tasted the results of their brewing experiments inspired by ancient recipes. One of recipes was the 5,000-year-old Chinese formula discovered last year by a team of researchers led by Li Liu, a professor in Chinese archaeology at Stanford.